Update: The spinal tap is starting soon.
Last week Abby's intracranial pressure was twice as high as it was supposed to be. They increased the medication that treats it and drained off 40 mls. of spinal fluid. The poor baby had a monster headache before they drained the fluid.
Unfortunately, Abby has been complaining about headaches again for the last few days. What is causing them? Hard to say. They could mean her intracranial pressure is up again or they could be just migraines.
Because high pressures can damage Abby's brain, her neurologist wants them to do a spinal tap in ER to check her pressure.
The ER doctor doesn't want to do it here because of all of the cooties floating around in the ER. They feel Abby's immune system is just to weak to handle their germs. Abby's temp was 100.8 last night, so I appreciate their caution.
Abby's oncologist, who normally does her spinal taps, is busy.
So I am sitting in ER, with Abby, while they debate. Abby hasn't eaten since dinner last night, so she is hungry, thirsty and tired of the drill. She is playing sweetly but I feel bad for her.
Thanks for praying!